Sunday, December 28, 2008

Woe is Me: Social Pariah!

Hmmm some Christmas. On Boxing day I woke up COVERED in multiple huge red itchy welts after sleeping over at one who will not be named.....Ewwwww. (What utter IRONY... considering what gross places I've been the last few weeks that it wasn't from that!)

I know I am failing miserably at being a more extrospective blogger but sheesh my life is constantly full of some "drama" or other cropping up before too long...with my history, it seems I was just Born with this kind of "luck"! :-p

I am still covered in huge red blobs which are seriously unsightly and look incredibly contagious but the doctor assured me they aren't - thank goodness...cos I've been in contact with loads of babies and kids! I've never been covered in such HUGE red blobs while itching like crazy for so long before- luckily I have been through waaaaaaaay too much and am waaaaaaaaaay too exhausted to overreact. The real bummer is that I feel too ashamed to go out without being covered up from neck to toe (and honestly it is waaay too hot for that!) The positive is that, now I have absolutely no desire to go out and be social and am content to stay holed up in my apartment which is what would have likely been most of the case since few people are around anyway!

I'm tempted to make a serious visit to an old Chinese doctor who will no doubt send me home with baggies full of expensive raw herbs to boil up and stink out my apartment so I can be a social pariah twice over- woohoo! Although the western antihistimines were conveniently available on a public holiday and work faster than raw herbs, I am still incredibly unimpressed with their efficacy and if it wasn't for the cost anxiety and not knowing who to see over the holiday period, I'm really tempted, in typical scientist fashion, to get some Chinese herbs to compare the efficacy.

In other news I heard back a "yes you can come" if you don't mind back breaking work from the herb farm I was hoping to learn from over the summer...however in light of these red spots, the grossness and challenge of rural life attempt 1 and the fact that I have to wait for my left behind mud covered clothes (including favourite jeans) to arrive still-FINGERS's not looking too promising. Maybe I just need some nice quiet drama-free time out for the remaining preserve what sanity I do have in time for another crazy semester.

Reminder Cliche To Self: Whatever doesn't kill you can only make you stronger *sigh*


Dina said...


Do you think it's an allergic reaction to something??

It's happened to me before. You know what the doctor told me. The way you can tell if it's contagious or not is you press on the red spots. If they turn white with pressure, it means it's not contagious.

I have no idea if that's true or not. And it was a long time ago. I might have the facts confused.

So, so don't take my facts as gospel.

Shannanigans said...

Don't forget the lesser known saying...

Whatever doesn't kill you can drive you insane!

I had a red welt covered incident once as well. Remind me to tell you about it in a less public forum one day

markymark2099 said...

take a shower stinky! you didn't roll around mud again did you?

Delighted Scribbler said...

Oh no! I hope you got the itching under control. Moments like these make us absolutely certain that Einstein was right on the relativity of time. One minute of itching feels eternal!

Maybe you can visit the herb farm next break.